The Oldest Civilian Brass Band in the world!
STALYBRIDGE OLD BAND was founded in 1809, and has a long and very successful tradition in the local area and beyond. The band is based in the town of Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, England.
The Band's Headquarters is situated at 'Judges Bar' on Corporation Street, right in the heart of the town. These premises are owned by the Stalybridge Old Band and the bar is named after Jack Judge, the composer of the famous song, 'It's A Long Way To Tipperary'.
We are a Charity Commission Registered, Registration number 515910. We are a non profit making, self financing organisation, with several objectives. These include, to education people, irrespective of age, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, and assist them to become engaged in the advancement of learning about music and playing musical instruments Also, to advance our communities interest in the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Tradition and to provide an organised environment for all the community to share and enjoy.
We have has an extensive music library which includes many original manuscript copies. As a result we are in a position that we can provide a wide variety of concert music to suit all tastes and all types of venue and audiences, with a band ranging from a small ensemble to a full 28 piece formation.
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